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A hormone produced by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland that stimulates the secretion of cortisol and other hormones by the adrenal cortex. Also called adrenocorticotropin, corticotropin.
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(Biochemistry) adrenocorticotrophic hormone; a polypeptide hormone, secreted by the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland, that stimulates growth of the adrenal gland and the synthesis and secretion of corticosteroids. It is used in treating rheumatoid arthritis, allergic and skin diseases, and many other disorders. Also called: corticotrophin
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a hormone of the anterior pituitary that stimulates the production of steroids in the cortex of the adrenal glands.Also called adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin.
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Short for adrenocorticotropic hormone. A hormone secreted by a lobe of the pituitary gland. It stimulates the adrenal glands to produce cortisone and related hormones.
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|Noun||1.||ACTH - a hormone produced by the anterior pituitary gland that stimulates the adrenal cortex|
adrenocorticotrophic hormone, adrenocorticotrophin, adrenocorticotropic hormone, adrenocorticotropin, corticotrophin, corticotropin
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ACTHabbr adrenocorticotropic hormone. V. hormone.
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